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Myths vs Facts

Air Filters Should Only Be Changed Once Each Year

Regular maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial for optimal performance and indoor air quality. Simply changing your air filter once a year isn't sufficient and can lead to significant issues down the line. Not all filters are the same; their lifespan can range from monthly to annually, depending on their type and usage. Thicker filters found in specialized media air cleaners typically last longer, unlike those in standard furnaces or air handlers.

It's essential to consult the manufacturer's guidelines to determine the appropriate replacement schedule for your air filter. Additionally, check the filter monthly, as it may require replacement sooner than expected. During peak usage periods like summer or winter, increased HVAC usage may necessitate more frequent changes. This is especially important if family members have allergies or if indoor pets contribute to airborne dander. By staying proactive with filter replacements, you can ensure efficient operation and healthier indoor air quality."

The Best System Is the Biggest & Most Expensive

While it's true that the highest-priced HVAC systems often boast superior capacity and energy efficiency, they may not always be the ideal choice for every homeowner. When investing in a new furnace or air conditioner, it's crucial to select the option that aligns with your budget while offering optimal performance. Oversizing can lead to unnecessary energy consumption and

comfort issues within your home. Before prioritizing cost over functionality, consider these essential factors. We advise selecting a system that matches your home's size and energy efficiency requirements within your budget.

 

• Ensure that a qualified HVAC professional conducts a heating or cooling load calculation to determine the appropriate size for your new unit.

• Opting for a unit with a higher energy efficiency rating can yield long-term savings on your energy bills, offsetting the initial investment.

 

• Choose a system that integrates seamlessly with your home's existing infrastructure. If your ductwork is in good condition, a central air conditioner or heat pump may be the most cost-effective option. Alternatively, if ductwork is impractical or nonexistent, a ductless system could offer a more affordable installation solution.

Maintenance Is Only Needed When Your System Breaks

Delaying maintenance until your heating or cooling system malfunctions is a costly mistake. By then, you'll likely require repair services regardless. Regular maintenance is a proactive measure aimed at preventing damage and breakdowns in your HVAC system. Disregarding this crucial aspect of HVAC care could result in significant expenses down the line. It's imperative to schedule routine maintenance tune-ups to safeguard your system from potential damage rather than waiting for issues to arise. We recommend scheduling one tune-up annually for your heating system and another for your cooling system. Consistent maintenance not only shields your system from harm but also enhances energy efficiency, prolongs the lifespan of your equipment, and ensures compliance with warranty terms. Don't wait until it's too late – prioritize regular maintenance to keep your HVAC system running smoothly year-round.

Thermostat Temperatures are Always Accurate

Have you ever glanced at your thermostat and felt unsure about the temperature it displayed? You're not alone. The belief that thermostat readings are consistently accurate is a common misconception in the world of HVAC. However, factors such as the need for recalibration, sensor contamination, or exposure to direct sunlight can all contribute to inaccuracies in temperature readings. When your thermostat fails to accurately reflect the temperature, it can result in improper control

of your HVAC system, leading to discomfort in your living space. If you find that your room feels warmer or cooler than what the thermostat indicates, it's essential to reach out to a technician promptly to address any potential issues with your thermostat.

You Can Save Money By Closing Your Vents

While it's a commonly believed HVAC myth, closing vents in unused rooms can actually harm your system and won't result in cost savings. Even if certain rooms aren't in regular use, it's important to maintain airflow throughout your home if they're connected to your central HVAC system. HVAC systems are engineered to heat or cool specific areas efficiently, and closing vents doesn't reduce the system's output. In reality, shutting vents can create problems by restricting airflow and increasing pressure within the ductwork. This can lead to air leaks and potential overheating of your HVAC system, ultimately causing damage to its components. Keeping vents open promotes better airflow and is

a more energy-efficient option in the long run.

Using Your System Is Always Expensive

While it's true that operating an HVAC system comes with costs, maintaining home comfort doesn't have to break the bank. Upgrading to a new, high-efficiency Energy Star-rated HVAC system can yield significant savings compared to older units, typically 8-10 years old. Embracing cutting-edge ductless heating and cooling technology, with its superior SEER ratings and

elimination of energy loss through leaky ductwork, can further enhance these savings.If you're not yet ready for a full system upgrade, consider the benefits of a smart programmable thermostat. These devices empower homeowners to regulate temperatures more efficiently, ultimately keeping energy costs in check.

Your System Does Not Need Regular Maintenance

Consistent maintenance stands as a paramount aspect of HVAC system care. With numerous moving components, your HVAC system is susceptible to wear and tear over time. The infiltration of dirt, dust, and grit into the unit can impede its mechanics, compelling the system to operate under increased strain. Additionally, the wear and tear may lead to frayed wires and loosened bolts within the system.

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